Galway city’s bike rental scheme is available all year 7 days a week, from 5am to 12.30am for short or long cycle trips. Visitors to Galway can avail of a ‘3 Day pass’ further details can be found on: https://www.bikeshare.ie/register-temp.html. There is a ‘bikeshare’ station at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre on campus, a 10 minute walk from the summer school venue.
There are Taxi Ranks in specific parts of the city, the largest are in Eyre Square, just outside the Bus Coach Station and at the car park at the Train Station. Taxi availably is 24 hrs.
On your arrival to Galway City Couch Station, in the unlikely event you don’t see any taxi, you can just call-in to any of the following numbers and request a ride to your hotel.
Here some taxi company phone numbers:
Galway Taxis +353 091 56 11 11
City Taxi. +353 091 52 52 52
Big O Cabs +353 091 58 58 58
Note: Taxis are Private cars with a TAXI sign on the roof and a sticker on each side of the front doors. There is no specific colour for a taxi – they come in all colours and shapes!
The bus service operates according to the following time tables: http://www.galwaytransport.info/2009/07/city-bus-services.html)
Note: The University main campus is only a short distance from Eyre Square / City Centre. Thus busses are not advised unless you want to go for a longer distance or experience a doubledecker guided tour of Galway.
If you are coming by car, please be aware that there are a number of parking restrictions in place in the city / on campus. Galway City Centre is pedestrianised so cars only have access prior to 10am. The streets around the city centre are mainly one-way on account of Galway being, in essence, a medieval city (parts of the old city wall can still be seen) with narrow passageways. Car parking is relatively expensive (€2 per hour on street).
At National University of Ireland Galway
The main campus and the IDA Business Park (Location of Insight) have areas for Pay-and-Display parking and they are easy to identify in the car park as “P&D” parking spaces.
Effective Pay and Display times: 08:30 – 17:30, Monday – Friday.
Pay-and-Display rates (subject to revision):
€1.50 per hour or €10.00 for the day at NUIG Main Campus Car Parks
€1.00 per hour or €6.00 for the day at P&R carpark, IDA Business Park
We have some parking disks available, please let us know if you wish to avail of them.
Important Note: Cars parked in other spaces at the NUI Galway campus and Insight Car Park not displaying a valid parking permit will be clamped.
Vehicle wheel-clamp release fee 08:00 – 18:00: €60.00
Vehicle wheel-clamp release fee 18:00 – 23:00: €80.00